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  1. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Aorccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tropic/stories/s953790.htm
     
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fcuknig lbireals and tehir new mtah are gniog atfer sepillng now.
     
  3. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    lod swen

    lubslith

    Not true. Keep in mind you can't put letters into certain sequences otherwise they will be readable as other words (even gibberish ones).

    So, you can change sequences a bit, but not much.
     
  4. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    You misse the point of the study. It says the first/last letters have to remain the same.

    So "lod" of course does not get read as "old." 3 letter words simply can't be affected by this--how many 3 letter words are commonly mispelled anyway?

    Actually, I often see people mispel "led," as in "Di Canio led Charlton to victory." They often make it "lead."

    And of course "two, to, and too" give people fits, but again, these examples are really relevant to the study.
     
  5. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    True, I missed that. It's still old news though ;)

    Anyways, it still only works when the sequence you rearrange isn't going to look like a readable word. Right = rghit works fine for example.

    rabbit = ribabt, not so good.

    snatch = stanch doesn't work even though stanch is not a word (AFAIK). This is because stanch is a possible word in English, even if it isn't one currently.
     
  6. Peakite

    Peakite Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Halifax Town
    Doesn't it say the first and last two letters have to be the same? Which doesn't leave much room for error with too many words. Or it is just a way of saying that we can quite happily ignore relatively minor errors, filling in the blanks as we go.


    It actually is a word, generally seeming to be a variant of the word staunch.
     
  7. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Bawahhahhaha! Tahts fncukig fnnuy!
     
  8. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    gerat knew way to got pest tge kuss ward fdrtir!
     

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